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1969 'First Man' postage stamp lapel pin
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A reproduction of the 1969 'First Man on the Moon' postage stamp issued by the U.S Postal Service.

The front of the pin features an image of the original 1969 postage stamp. The reverse side of the pin states: Stamp issued 09/09/1969. Designed by Paul Calle. Commemorating Apollo 11's historic realization of President John F. Kennedy's 1961 national goal "...before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth".

Information about the original postage stamp:

U.S. #C76
1969 10 ¢ Moon Landing

Issue Date: September 9, 1969
City: Washington, DC 
Quantity: 152,364,800
Printed By: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Lithographed and Engraved (Giori) printing
Perforations: 11
Color: Multicolored
Commemorates man’s first footstep on the moon’s surface by Neil Armstrong, Commander of the Apollo 11 mission. The first jumbo-sized commemorative issue, it celebrated “moon mail.”  The First Day Cover was the most popular ever.
1969 Moon Landing
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong, followed by Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, became the first man to stand on the moon. As Armstrong stepped out of theApollo 11 lunar module, the Eagle, he spoke the famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Later, Armstrong commented to Aldrin, “It has a stark beauty all its own. It’s like much of the high desert in the United States. It’s different, but it’s pretty out here.”
This First Man on the Moon issue was the first jumbo-size American commemorative. The engraved master die to this stamp accompanied the astronauts all the way to the moon’s surface. An envelope bearing a proof of the stamp was also canceled in the space module.